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of former president george h.w. bush after his spokesperson confirmed "a series of setbacks" have put the president in the intensive care unit. we are live outside the hospital. stay close. >>> family and friends now visiting the former president george h.w. bush who is hospitalized in houston, texas. doctors moved president bush to the intensive care unit after a series of setbacks including a fever and cough that were not going away. the president is the oldest live willing former leader of our nation at age 88. but today in his e-mail to his staff he suggested the president is not on his death bed. he said "president bush would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet." randy wallace from our fox station kriv fox 26 live outside the hospital there in houston. randy, what is the latest on the president's condition? >>> well, we heard kind of conflicting things all day today. it was on sunday when former president bush was put into the intensive care unit here at meth though difficult hospital. methodist hospital. he was admitted here for bronchitis on november
george h.w. bush has a message for his admirers around the world. he's not going anywhere. in a message in thursday, his chief of staff said the 41st president's condition is not dire. becker said mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can "put the harps back in the closet." the 88-year-old mr. bush is in the intensive care unit of a houston hospital where he's receiving treatment for an elevated fever. >> still has his sense of human. >>> vladimir putin has signed a continue versional bill banning u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. the decision raising tensions between the two countries, seen for retaliation for a new law in the u.s. that seeks to punish russians for human rights violations. the ban will take effect on january 1st, that's really right away it would halt all new adoptions and end those already in progress. incredible. a lot of families in the process of adopting children in russia. >> those poor kids. >>> want to move on to the weather. lots of snow, wind, hail everywhere across the u.s. the storm that brought snow and spun off tornadoes is s
>>> this is a fox report. tonight new information on the health of president george h.w. bush. his family issuing a statement on his condition a short time ago. and they put it off for months. law i can makers holding our future in their hands and now barely enough time to strike a deal to save us from one of the highest tax hikes in u.s. history. >> senators and staffers now behind closed doors. we are told they are trying to put together a plan to help us from all going over the fiscal cliff. we are within 72 hours of the deadline, and tonight the new developments. in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook elementary, gun sales are on the rise. what is driving the spike? and the growing number of teachers who are looking to arm themselves. also, one man's trash becomes a child's musical treasure. you'll meet the children's orchestra that plays instruments recycled from garbage. >> i'm harris falkner. they are actually negotiating on capitol hill just as economic analysts say we are about to go over the so-called fiscal cliff, the punishing combination of higher taxes on just abou
. >> we have an update on former president george h. w. bush. the 88-year-old was moved out of intensive care at a houston hospital. they say that his condition continues to will improve and the family thanks everyone for their prayers and good thoughts. president bush has been in the hospital since late november for a cough. >> a deadly plane crash in russia tonight. what investigators believe happened. >> following developing news from russia, where a passenger plane has crashed as it as it attempted to land in moscow. 4 people of the eight who were on board were killed, 4 others seriously injured. and the the woman who was gang raped in india at two weeks ago has died. the police in new delhi are urging people to stay calm. there have already been riots and the city. the crowds have demanding punishment for six people arrested in the attack. the woman and a male companion were insulted on a bus. the woman had severe organ failure from the injuries to her body and brain. >> an arrest and charges against a woman who pushed a subway passenger to his death in queens. she is charged with
to communism ahead. and word that president george h.w. bush is improving and even singing in the hospital. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. [ cellphone chirping ] [ buzzing ] bye dad. drive safe. k. love you. [ chirping, buzzing continues ] [ horn honks ] [ buzzing continues ] [ male announcer ] the sprint drive first app. blocks and replies to texts while you drive. we can live without the &. visit sprint.com/drive. [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. and always have. so does aarp, an organization serving the needs of americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise millions have chosen an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans, they help cover some of the expenses medicare doesn't pay. and save you up to thousands in out-of-pocket costs. to find out more, re
to get home or plan b, we spend more time with the grandkids. >> former president george h.w. bush in intensive care at a houston hospital. doctors are trying to control a stubborn and rising feature. >> he's conscious, joking with his doctors but the president looks like he's done a few rounds with mike tyson. >> president owe pa ma returns to washington today with five days to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> all eyes will be on the senate after house republicans said it's up to senate leadership to reach a deal. >>> starbucks is urging action asking baristas in his washington, d.c., cafes to write the word "come together" on the cups. >> a new york newspaper facing backlash after it published the names and addresses of local gun owners. >>> a busy shanghai shopping center a shark tank exploded. >>> the windy city of chicago will sport america's most expensive parking meters. >> what do you think about that? >> too much. >> all that -- >> smith catches, shoots puts it up, puts it in at the buzzer! j.r. smith with another game winner! >>> what is your favorite app?
's george h.w. bush in a hospital fighting a stubborn fever that has gotten much worse. a statement released a short time ago which reads in part following a series of set backs following a persistent fever president bush was admitted to the intensive care unit on sunday where he remains in guarded condition. doctors at methodist continue to be cautiously optimistic about the current course of treatment. the president is alert and conversing with medical staff and surrounded by family, end quote. we're told doctors also have him on an all liquid diet. mr. bush who is 88 years old spent christmas hospitalized and has been there for about a month now. family members have been by his side over the holidays including his wife barbara and sons neil bush. former governor jeb bush of florida and former president george w. bush. updates as we get them. all this weather would throw a wrench in lawmakers plans to get back to the negotiating table. we are now just a few days away from the end of the year and push to solve tax and spending issues is critical. the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff is re
] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care after he suffered a series of setbacks, including a stubborn fever. he's been in the hospital since november 23rd when admitted for a cough related to bronchitis. the spokesman says former president bush is alert and doctors are doing everything they can. >> they're optimistic the current course of treatment will be effective, so -- but the president is -- he's -- they don't put you in the icu because things are going well. we're hoping the medicines and treatments turn things around. >> former president obama is 88 years old. david lee miller with the news. what more do we know about the condition? >> a few moments ago i received a email from the family spokesman and he said, quote, one point we would like to make clear is president and mrs. bush share cautious optimistic the treatment will be effective. it's a effort made to aid his recovery. as president bush said, he has not plans of going anywhere. in the last few days he's been placed on a liquids only diet. despite the set
was optimistic, but still no deal and the deadline is three days away. >>> george h. w. bush, out of intensive care and in a regular room at a houston hospital. the 88-year-old has been in the hospital for more than a month, he was admitted for bronchitis and has been battling a fever lately. mr. bush is said to be in good spirits singing with doctors and nurses. he got a phone call from the oakridge boys who sang "amazing grace." >>> in syria, an alarming number of people died outside the city of homs, syrian forces won a battle for control there and people were executed. in all, across the country, more than 380 people were killed today in fighting, bombings and air strikes. >>> a russian airliner slid off of a run way and smashed into a highway outside of moscow today, 4 of the 8 crew members were killed as the plane splintered into three pieces no passengers on board and no one on the highway was injured. the jet, about as big as a 757 was run by the russian airliner, red wings and was landing when it over shot the run way. >>> we are just getting information about a small plane crash in s
not be welcome. >> reporter: in virginiava, beth parker, fox 5 news. >> >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight. a spokesperson said he's improving. mr. bush has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. he was moved to icu on sunday to be treated for a persistent fever. a family spokesperson said the former president is alert and in good spirits and this is a good sign. we're told he's singing with doctors and nurses. >>> reaction continues to come in tonight following the death of norman schwarzkopf. he died of complications from pneumonia yesterday and he commanded u.s. forces in the early '90s that led the coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1990 along the first persian gulf war. the ailing former president george h.w. bush called schwarzkopf a good and descent man. collin powell said america lost a great patriot and soldier. >>> today marks two weeks since the school shooting in newtown, connecticut. the clergy marked the somber day with a vigil. religious leaders from all fai
'll have an update on former president george h.w. bush who is still in intensive care tonight. >> plus an anti-adoption law is officially on the books in russia. we will find out how it is impacting families in our area next.  >>> former president george h.w. bush is still in intensive care tonight, but a spokesman says he's improving. the former president has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd where he is being treated for a cough and bronchitis. the 40 first president was moved to -- the 41st president was moved to intensive care on sunday when he developed fever. the former president is alert and in good spirits and reported to have been singing with his doctors and his nurses. >>> something that's happened thousands of miles away has families in the u.s. very upset. the president of russia signed a ban that would prevent americans from adopting children in russia. 60,000 children have been adopted by american families in the last 20 years. as fox 5's beth parker shows us, the ban will change a lot of lives. >> reporter: a photo of the orphanag
again. >>> also this morning, former president george h. w. bush remains in intensive care at a texas hospital this morning. his chief of staff says his family is confident the 41st president will leave the hospital but expects to be there for a while. he is battling bronchitis, a lingering fever among other complications. the 88-year-old was admitted to the hospital last month but has only been in the icu since sunday. >>> coming up next, a look at the morning's other top stories. police are investigating an accident on one of our area's busiest stretches of road that left three people dead. >> and a murder ore christmas eve as a family gets ready to bury a loved one. d.c. police step up their search for a suspect in a crime that seems to have very few clues. ó >>> virginia state police continue to investigate a deadly accident at the springfield interchange. it happened around 7:00 last night when a tractor-trailer stopped in traffic was rear ended by a pickup truck. three people inside the pick upstruck died at the scene. the driver of the tractor- trailer was not hurt. >>> d.c.
purple hearts. he returned from the persian gulf a national hero. president george h.w. bush presented him the medal of freedom. president bush issued a statement calling norman schwartzcopf a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. in retirement, schwartzcopf declined calls to run for office, devoting himself to public speaking and charity work. he leaves his wife and three children. norman schwartzcopf was 78. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> he was known for being opinionated and brave, the kind of guy you want on your side. >> there's no question, when you think about the first persian gulf war, that was the defining war for millions of americans because there had been a break, and then america went back to war. he became a household name. >> stormin' norman is hard to forget. that's a great nickname. >> we can all remember turning on the tv and seeing the bombs dropping saying okay, it's for real now. he was the person who led america right through all that. >> going to be missed. >>> in other news, with just four days to go, president
-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> former pretty george h.w. bush is still in the hospital. doctors are trying to bring down a stubborn fever. his fever was downgraded on sunday. he was admitted to the hospital november 23rd for bronchitis. now his family says they are confident that he's going to be released soon from intensive care. >>> and nelson mandela is out of the hospital. the 94-year-old former south african president was admitted to a hospital in pretoria. that was 18 days ago. he was treated for a lung infection and underwent gal stone surgery. rob robin kerr now is reporting outside of his home in johannesburg. >>> in this house watched by local media nelson mandela is no doubt resting. after 19 days his doctors sent him home here to his johannesburg residence. while this is good news, they're saying he's still receiving high care which means behind these walls his doctors and nurses are still closely monitoring and observing him. while in hospital mandela was treated for a lung infection and had surgery to remove galstones and these are the most recent pictures only him taken in j
". it was a coalition of 30 countries original niced by then president george h.w. bush that succeeded in defeating iraqis. president bush remains hospitalized in houston in methodist hospital he had a statement that reads in part. he is one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of the long gray line hailing from west point, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized duty, service, country and creed that defended our country's freedom and seen the nation through our most trying international crisis. he was appointed general and appointed commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he prepared a detailed plan for defense of saudi oil fields against the iraqis. general colin powell released this statement in part, with the passing of general norman schwarzkopf, america has lost a great patriot and soldier. he has served his country with distinguished patriot him for 35 years. general schwarzkopf could have died in tampa. he was 78 years old. harris: general schwarzkopf could have credited again with leading the u.s. to victory in the first gulf war. stay close. we'l
that is now adding to concerns right here at home. gregg: a new update on george h. w. bush his condition. he is still in intensive care. his family and spokesperson releasing an update, so we will fill you in on that. heather: new information on marilyn monroe's private life as fbi files are made public and it reveals a lot about this american icon. >> jane russell was marilyn monroe's companion at the theater. marilyn knew many times. she gave one of her finest performances. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. gregg: keeping an eye on north korea's next move. the rogue nation could conduct an atomic test. this washington on high alert. as well as the world. david has more in bangkok, thailand. reporter: yes, these satellite images are released from the associated press indicate receptivity in a nuclear test site in north korea. experts have looked at the pictures and saying there is flood damage. but they also say that there is more water pouring out of one of the tunnels at t
family confident george h.w. bush will soon be out of intensive care. the 41st president has been elevated -- had an elevated fever, but we're told his condition is not dire. chief of staff says is he sick? yeah. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of saying put. he would ask me to tell to you please put the harps back in the closet. becker added, the care at methodist hospital is unequaled. we'll have a live report outside the hospital at the bottom of this hour. >>> moving on, the nation is mourning the loss of an american hero, general herbert norman schwarzkopf, known as storming norman and bear, has died of complications from pneumonia. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait back in 1991. that was operation desert storm. former president george h.w. bush organized that coalition. he approved a statement while in intensive care. he says, general norman schwarzkopf to me epitomized the country creed that, is defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying internationa
victim was shot in the head outside a convenience store. >>> former president george h.w. bush's condition continues to improve. a family spokesperson says he has been moved out of intensive care unit, but remains hospitalized for a bronchitis-related issue. >> heather: as lawmakers try to hammer out a budget deal, president obama is also pushing for another more scaled down proposal. in the meantime just in case that doesn't happen. one, that according to many critics would only deal with half the problem. so is this really the best course of action? first, listen to what the president had to say about this during his weekly address. >> leaders in congress are working on a way to prevent this tax hike on the middle class and i believe we may be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. but if an agreement isn't reached on time, then i'll urge the senate to hold an up or down vote on a basic package that protects the middle class from an income tax hike, extends vital unemployment insurance for americans looking for a job and lace the ground work for future
. >> he was proven right on so many front. he and president george h.w. bush, agreed, they didn't want to "go all the way to baghdad." if u.s. forces went to baghdad and occupied iraq in the winter of 1991, they would basically have to take responsibility for the country. it would be a long, bogged down expensive process. they decided that their real goal was to gelt iraqis out of kuwait. accomplished that, want to go further and later in 2003, they were proven right when the u.s. invasion would become something that would last so many years. >> barbara star to the pentagon. to houston now, where 88-year-old former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care, treated for an elevated feeter. he appreciates the outpouring of support he received from around the world, but not planning on going anywhere soon. miguel marquez joins us from houston. what did his people say? put the harps away? >> yeah, that is from his current chief of staff, gene becker. put the harps away, not going anywhere. look, is he -- he is sick, but not critical is what i can gather from what folks are sayin
news alert. we are just getting update on former president george h.w. bush who has been in the hospital for a month now. after a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, president bush was admitted to intensive care unit where he is in guarded condition. doctors are cautiously optimistic. he is alert and conversing with the medical staff. we will keep a close eye on that. now back with the panel, the next segment is on government regulations and how many people in the business community feel constrict growth of the economy. president obama from february 7 of 2011. >> i ordered government review. if there are rules on the books to stifle economic growth we will fix them. >> have they been fixed? go to the website regulations.gov to look at the latest regulations posted. today, 182 new regulations. in the last 30 days, 2,032 regulations. in 90 days, 5 ,745 regulatio regulations. in many cases they are several hundred pages long. this is a problem in and of itself. if you add to that the comment period mandated in law, have been shortened down to 45 days. shorter co
the international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 1991. president george h.w. bush who organized coalition, released a statement saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member of long gray line hailing from west point, again norman schwarzkopf could have defended our country and seen this great nation through our most trying international crisis. more than that he was a decent man and dear friend. barbara and i send our condolences to has wife brenda and his wonderful family. general h. norman schwarzkopf could have was 78 years old. gregg: those are just a few of the many stories we're following this morning in "america's newsroom.". coming up, former president george h.w. bush himself is in a hospital right now. we've got an update on his health and what his staff is asking from the media today. patti ann: just when you maybe thought it was over, another storm is barreling toward the northeast. meteorologist maria molina is tracking its every move. gregg: we're learning mo
in new york with us. >>> as you know, two more important political notes we're following. george h.w. bush remains in a hospital in houston for what a spokesman is now describing as a series of setbacks. the 88-year-old is said to be in guarded condition in intensive care, nursing an elevated fever. >>> and we're getting late word that norman schwarzkopf has died. stormin norman was commander during the first gulf war. and he was 78. >>> we turn now to that debate over gun control. last night here, the picture from los angeles, drivers lined up for blocks, returning guns for gift certificates. 2,000 guns returned. barely two weeks now after the newtown shootings, another debate. should teachers be allowed to bring guns to school. in a new poll, it suggests 64% of americans think arming at least one official would be some what effective. tonight, meet the teachers who think they should be armed, too. here's cecilia vega. >> okay, so, now what do i do? >> reporter: the gun is fake, but these utah teachers fear the threat facing their classrooms is very real. today, 200 of those teacher
you. gregg: a health setback for president george h.w. bush. we learned the 88-year-old former president has now been moved to intensive care. in moments we'll get an update on his condition. patti ann: in upstate new york a community mourns the loss of two firefighters killed by a crazed gunman. what the firefighters recovering are now saying. >> right now the whole world is grieving. it was amazing when i talked to the chief from the belfast, belfast, northern ireland, for 10 minutes on the phone. when he got done he was in tears on the other end somewhere around the world. so you guys haven't been forgotten. want to know what i did in the last five hours? i played a round of golf. then i read a book while teaching myself how to play guitar; ran ten miles while knitting myself a sweater; jumped out of a plane. finally, i became a ping pong master while recording my debut album. how you ask? with 5-hour energy. i get hours of energy now -- no crash later. wait to see the next five hours. gregg: the latest now on our nation's 41st president. president george h.w. bush is in int
. it is believed romeo natan stole credit cards. >>> number fourt%-r4z, former president george h.w. bush in garred condition in intensive care in thej6n;[ a month following complications from bronchitis.úl state takes on bowling green in the military bowl this afternoon. the spartans fresh off 10-2 season. kickoff noon pacific time. u get a final check of your forecast. >>> windy for that game, temperature aroundéu@v 39°, at least noteakw snow they had 2wjjjzt her spinning around, checking outwáç cloud cover, no radar returns. right now all airports okay. sunshine, a break from the rain today, 50 coast, rest of us in the low to mid 50s,=lñp [lyd÷ forecast for tomorrow. we'll be here with live doppler. >>> live look at bay bridge toll, it is holiday light, cars breezing through, a little sluggish on upper deck, not bad, to+cÑún san jose,ii 280 northbound headlights up towards cupertino passing 17 here as you make your way out of san jose northbound. couple problems north 680 at juu on right shoulder getting reports of southboundz/&+ 680 the'ou danvie area that oneiaw iséf%iÑ blocka sl
: a spokesman says president george h.w. bush is improving and is now even winging with doctors and nurses at a houston hospital. . . bush, who is 88, is in the intensive care unit with bronchitis and a high fever. president bush's predecessor ronald reagan once famously called margaret thatcher the best man in england. meirs was an enduring friendship but barry peterson reports on documents that reveal fnother side of their alliance. t reporter: in front of the cameras, it was all smiles. >> britain and america will stand side by side. bu reporter: but the documents released today by the british national archives reveal some tempestuous moments. after argentina invaded the falkland islands in the south htlantic ocean in 1982, prime minister thatcher launched a land and sea invasion to take and back, counting on president oagan for support, telling him, "you are the only person who will understand." but mr. reagan hesitated, afraid that u.s. support would offend argentina's latin american ntlies. lae relationship hit its lowest point during the falkland's war, when president reagan kept er
. the horrific -- >> well, other news tonight. former president george h.w. bush said to be improving even though he remains in intensive care at a hospital in houston. a bush family spokesman says the 88-year-old is alert and in good spirits. the doctors are cautiously optimistic. mr. bush was hospitalized for a bronchitis-like cough more than a month ago. we have asked dr. kim mulvihill to fill us in. what's guarded? >> reporter: that means he is between stable and critical. he will be watched closely. bronchitis can take months to clear but anytime the elderly have bronchitis it could develop into a more complicated lung infection pneumonia especially when the patient is in the icu. >> the difference between bronchitis and pneumonia? >> bronchitis is an inflammation of the large airways that carry air from the mouth to the lungs. pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissue itself. this infection inflames the air sack and they film up with fluid and can cause symptoms such as a cough with phlegm, fever, chills and trouble breathing. >> and pneumonia is treatable, right? >> absolutely.
>> and i'm maureen naylor. frank and julie are off tonight. this evening, former president george h.w. bush is in guarded condition as a houston hospital with what's being called a stubborn fever. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital for bronchitis for almost four weeks now of the doctors say his cough is improving but a lingering fever took him into intensive care. >> it includes a persistent fever and doctors are doing everything they can to wrap their arms around t they're cautiously optimistic that their current course of treatment is going to be effective. >> the former president's spokesman said the former president is alert and talking with staff. the senior bush has gotten visits from his son, former president george w. bush and former florida governor jeb bush. >>> we are on storm watch tonight even though it's mostly dry in the bay area right now. there's a winter storm warning in the sierra. it's not keeping people from flocking to the sierra. ken? >> reporter: right now you can see a touch of snow coming down here. it slowed in the past hour or so. we
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edition of fox news watch. >> gregg: fox news alert. this in on the health of george h.w. bush, family spokesperson says his condition has improved and he has been moved from intensive care. mike is standing by live at the hospital. >> reporter: a bit of welcome news as the former president is ending his time in the intensive care unit. that his condition continues to improve. a lost reason for optimism. he spent shy of a week in the intensive care it was described as a stubborn fever he had a difficult time shaking. nasty case of bronchitis that had the president hospitalized since the end of november. the spokespeople working with bush people have been optimistic throughout this process and his condition improves, all the way while taking the fact that he is an 88-year-old man sick. and noting the fact he is laughing and joking with the staff. even pointing out that yesterday at one point he was sing weigh the hospital staff. you know he got a pick me up from the oakridge boys fan and they sang a song to him. doctors feeling that his condition are so fragile they need to monitor him
. >>> george h.w. bush, forced to spend christmas day in a houston hospital. he was treated to a special holiday meal. 88 years old. been in the hospital for more than a month with a lingering cough. doctors are cautiously optimistic for a full recovery for the president. >>> before heading back to d.c., president obama and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the
. former president george h.w. bush issued a statement, saying he was one of the great leaders of his generation and called him a decent man and dear friend. he was 78 years old. >>> speaking of former president bush, an aide says he's still in intensive care as he fights a severe case of bronchitis. but the chief of staff says people should "put the harps back in the closet." sarah? >>> our other big story now, avoiding the fiscal cliff and the countdown is only, with only a few days left until the deadline. only have until next week to come up with a deal. this afternoon president obama will hold a meeting at the white house. >> he invited democratic and republican leaders for the talks. we get the latest from sherri ly live at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they are back at it again today. these are the first face to face talks between the president and republican leaders, and today the president will be meeting with congressional leaders here at the white house from both parties. they are trying to figure out a way to get around this fiscal cliff, and at
. >>> george h.w. bush's spokesman said the former president continues to improve and his doctors are cautiously optimistic that his current course of treatment will be effective. he has been at methodist hospital for more than a month. he's been in intensive care since sunday. >>> it's now confirmed that 15 tornadoes hit alabama alone on christmas, including the one shown here. it ripped through walgreens in mobile, a terrifying scene, as many as 30 twisters were reported from texas to alabama, on tuesday. incredible numbers. >> yeah, certainly. and that video is silent. imagine what that must have sounded like as that came roaring through. thank you very much. >>> coming up, a new jersey couple is supposed to pick up a child in russia in just a few weeks, but a new law banning adoption of russian children by american parents has them wondering if they will ever bring home the little boy they already consider their son. i speak with them next. >>> a new russian law has left some families in the united states devastated. wondering if they'll ever again see the children they have b
stick to your first principles and look at what happened to george h.w. bush after he went back on his tax no tax pledge. >> if he can't lead and offer solutions he probably shouldn't be there. there is a great game as to if not he, who. that is a fair question. these things happen fast. i'm not saying that it will. the only people that can really counter are the 435 members in there. they know what is happening on the inside. >> laura: what should he do? >> offer a solution. >> laura: what solution? he tried to offer. >> offer a bold solution and go out to america and debate it and don't do secret meetings. we had two years of simpson bowles and knew this was coming. debate the concepts with america and continue debating them. >> laura: don't worry about the fiscal cliff. >> push us off. we may need it. we need a 30% slash across the board to get in the black. we need it or we don't. >> laura: this is a drop in the bucket in the end. if republicans are blamed anyway. bush is being blamed for the bad economy in the last election still. better to get back on principle here and stick to
&p 500 gave back two. nasdaq down four. >> doug: president george h.w. bush is at a hospital after having a stubborn fever. >> joe biden on hand to swear in brian shot as the hawaii newest senator. he was selected to fill the vacancy. >>> after the attack on benghazi there was widespread speculation some would lose their job after the security failure but it has nod happened. and john kerry's nomination as secretary of state could hang in the balance. peter doocy has the pieces together. >> accountability has been brought to bear with regard to the individuals who are, who are senior. >> accountability apparently does not come from a pink slip, because none of the four state department officials placed on legislative leave for failures in the run township the september 11 terror -- runup to the september 11 terrorist attack lost their job. according to a new york post. the spokesperson said the secretary accepted eric boswell decision to resign. as assistant secretary for diplomatic security effective immediately. the other three individuals were relieved of the current duties. chairwoman
alert. we are just getting update on former president george h.w. bush who has been in the hospital for a month now. after a series of setbacks including a persistent fever, president bush was admitted to intensive care unit where he is in guarded condition. doctors are cautiously optimistic. he is alert and conversing with the medical staff. we will keep a close eye on that. now back with the panel, the next segment is on government regulations and how many people in the business community feel constrict growth of the economy. president obama from february 7 of 2011. >> i ordered government review. if there are rules on the books to stifle economic growth we will fix them. >> have they been fixed? go to the website regulations.gov to look at the latest regulations posted. today, 182 new regulations. in the last 30 days, 2,032 regulations. in 90 days, 5 ,745 regulatio regulations. in many cases they are several hundred pages long. this is a problem in and of itself. if you add to that the comment period mandated in law, have been shortened down to 45 days. shorter comment period. >>
spokesman says former president george h.w. bush is alert and even singing in the hospital. you recall a couple days ago his spokesman said doctors moved him to intensive care after setbacks, including a fever and cough related to bronchitis. today the spokesman released a statement saying the president continues to improve and, quoting here, is alert and as always, in good spirits and his exchanges with doctors and nurses include singing. the bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes and, like their doctors, you are cautiously optimistic the current course of treatment will be effective. at 88 years old, president george bush is the oldest living former president. >>> a long list of video services make it easier than ever to catch your favorite tv shows but it hasn't stopped millions of pirates from illegally downloading them. the single-most pirated show this year was hbo's hit show game of thrones with pirated show illegal downloads of one episode. jerry willis, what other shows are favorites? >> hi there. that's right. i love the way you show office video when you sho
george h.w. bush may be battling a fever, but he's certainly showing grit and some humor. in a message to supporters, mr. bush's chief of staff says the 41st president's condition is not dire. she says mr. bush has every intention of staying put and that we can put the harps back in the closet. that's my favorite part. the family says they are confident he will be out of the hospital soon. certainly hope so. at 88 years old he's the oldest living former president. >>> let me just start by saying -- >> general norman schwarzkopf has died. he was the face of the persian gulf war, operation desert storm. leading a lightning fast ground assault that lasted just 100 hours. imagine that. his televised briefings became a staple of the war and made him a household name. he was already a decorated commander in vietnam. he retired with four stars after taking over the u.s. central command. defense secretary leon panetta calls him one of the great military giants of the 20th century. he died after complications from pneumonia. he was 78 years old. >>> in india, growing demonstrations after a woma
obama last night. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care tonight. a family spokesman says the 88- year-old is alert, in guarded condition and doing better since a cough sent him to the hospital. doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment. >>> the storm that hit 30 states this week is finally on its way out of the country. it's all part of the same storm system that spawned dozens of tornadoes. at least 15 people died and thousands lost power. the bad weather continues to delay flights in the northeast. >> only a 45-minute delay, fingers crossed it will stay that i way. >> get us to the airport on time hopefully. >> that storm is now moving through new england and into canada. forecasters say more snow could hit the east coast this weekend. >>> with all the snow falling in the sierra, avalanche concerns on the minds of many especially after two people died at resorts this week. cbs reporter neda iranpour is asking what can be done to keep skiers safe. >> reporter: it's one of the snowiest decembers here at northstar during one of the busiest weeks.
. general schwarzkopf stood fall for the country and army he loved. former president george h.w. bush the commander in chief during the first gulf war issuing a statement from his hospital bed in houston saying, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sourc
for just one troop leader. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot
troop leader. >>> tonight, former president george h.w. bush remains in intensive care in a houston hospital. the 88-year-old bush was moved to icu on sunday. bush has a persistent fever, and remains in guarded condition. however, he was able to enjoy christmas. >> was conscious, he was able to visit with his family members. he was joking with medical staff, and nurses, and the doctors there. he hasn't lost his sense of humor to be sure. greenlight doctors are doing -- the doctors are doing everything they can to bring down his fever. >>> heavy rain left pools of standing water on the roadway, forcing the closure of portions of the southbound lanes. a spokesperson with the city's department of public works says there is no estimate yet on when the lanes will reopen. >>> across the bay in oakland. this is what one resident woke up to find. her neighbor's tree burying her car. >> on highway 4, near the pittsburg/antioch border, one lane was shout down. the potholes will almost a foot deep and the roads were reopened a couple of hours later. >> kind of dry today, but a lot of rain over
schwarzkopf was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a good friend." >>> the 41st president is still in intensive care but it appears that he's still fighting saying he's in good hands. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a little while. but that he would advise people to "put the harps back in the closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step aside as secretary in the coming weeks. >>> a winter storm getting r
president george h.w. bush. a family spokesperson says his condition is improving. he's potential taken to singing for his doctors and nurses. he's still battling that fever at a hospital in houston he was moved to icu on sunday. doctors are still optimistic about his recovery. >>> yet another epic battle in this town this weekend. stakes could not be higher. it is winner take all for the nfc east title. >> it's been a successful season. almost as successful as the redskins themselves. now that there are talk of playoffs, but before we get to that, there is one win in the way. >> the shirt says it all. redskins fans are ready to clinch the division title, but why stop there? >> i'm getting ready to think about my drive to new orleans. >> first the redskins and cowboys face off in a classic nfl rivalry. each team has their loyal fans sporting their colors, but not everyone is eager to throw on the burgundy and gold. go redskins. >> cowboys! 28-21, cowboys! >> the clarks are split down the middle. >>> the one i was in labor with, this is how she -- he has to go with his dear old dad. he's
offers by both parties to run for political office. >> president george h. w. bush is today statement, saying he epitomized the duties that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation tour most trying international crises. barbara and i mourn the loss of a true patriot and one of the two military leaders of this generation. general norman schwarzkopf was 78. politically speaking, he never showed any interest in running the office. he often played down the label of euro. in his later years, he seemed most proud of his work with children's charities, saying, it is nice to feel you have a purpose. scott thuman, abc 7 news. >> corporate tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas -- heartbreak tonight for local families looking to adopt children from overseas. >> how you could join beyonce at the super bowl. president obama scheduled to speak on the fiscal cliff 20 minutes from now. woody has to say, live when it happens. -- what he has to say, live when it happens. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 5:00 with leon harris, alison starling, chief meteorologist
was 78 years old. former president george h.w. bush released a statement saying "general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country creed that has defended our freedom. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend." >>> bush made that statement as he continues to recover in intensive care. a spokesperson for the bush family says the former president will probably be in the hospital for a while. but promises that he's in good hands. the 88-year-old has been in the houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> this is a crucial day in the effort to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff. president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon. democrats and republicans both say a deal at this point would probably extend bush era tax cuts for most persons and raise taxes on the country's top earners. it could include an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, spending cuts would also be postponed. >>> house speaker john boehner will be at today's meet
. is spokesperson for george h. w. bush has advised people to "put the harps back in the closet" when it comes to the former president's hospitalization. he has been in intensive care since sunday in a houston hospital battling what is said to be a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. the hospital says the former president is in for a long recovery but as alert and comfortable. after getting out of commission for several weeks due to a stomach virus and concussion, secretary of state hillary clinton will be at work next week. doctors still grounded heard from overseas travel for several more weeks. she will be preparing to step down from a job for live next year. return also paves the way for testifying before congress on the whatever attack on the u.s. diplomatic office in benghazi. in this morning's consumer alert, after pending home sales reached their highest level in nearly six years, last month we will get an idea of the trend will continue later today. the national association of realtors will release the pending homes of index at 10:00 this morning measuring housi
residents will be able to return home. >> for president george h. w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital this morning. he has been there since last month with what is being described as a stubborn fever. a spokesperson says the 88 year old is on an all liquid diet and has been and i see you sense sunday. he was originally admitted to the hospital for a bronchitis like cough there at the cop has improved with a fever is not the issue. >> the good news forumbers this morning we had a drop of a number of americans filing for unemployment last week. for the month we are at the lowest level for unemployment claims and nearly five years. the labor department said that weekly applications dropped to 350,000 and that's 10,000 fewer applicants than expected. the four week average at less also measure fell to a nearly five-year low of 356,750. the country is edging closer to follow up the fiscal cliff and there are no signs of a compromise between, between democrats and republicans. present obama returns to watching today after cutting as holiday vacation in hawaii short. house and senate
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